Introduce students to the elements of a folk tale through discussion and visual aids using the SmartBoard. Read orally the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters and use a graphic organizer to discover the elements of that tale.
Use a story sequencing handout to review the order of events in the story.
2 Direct Instruction
Read orally the story "Makanda Malahnu", which is similar to Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Have students compare and contrast the two stories using a graphic organizer (VENN Diagram)
Demonstrate how to complete a VENN diagram on the SmartBoard before making the assignment.
3 Independent Practice
Give each student a folk tale from a different culture/country. Students will read silently and then complete a folk tale research sheet in which they identify all the elements of their story. Students will then share their story with the class through an oral presentation on the SmartBoard using Prezi.
4 Culminating Activity
Students will write their own folk tale and then use Adobe Voice to share it with the rest of the class.